Phillip started on his Music pathway when he was 7 years old learning to play the cornet (very similar to a trumpet but a little smaller), with his father teaching him to play at first. After a few years, he joined what was the ‘family band’, the local village Brass band and, at 10, had already played in the Royal Albert Hall in London. Playing the instrument came very easily to Phillip and he quickly passed Grades 4 and 5 and was then asked to Audition for the Royal College of Music as a Junior college student; this meant leaving home near Salisbury at 5am each Saturday! At 18 he auditioned for Music College and secured places at Royal College, Royal Welsh College, Scottish Academy and finally the Royal Academy where he ended up studying for four years obtaining a 1st Class Honours Degree.
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